ST. LOUIS — A husband and wife are suing 3M Company, Armstrong International Inc., CBS Corporation, Crane Co., Crown Cork & Seal USA Inc., et al, alleging that they are liable for the husband's lung cancer diagnosis due to asbestos exposure.

Donald Addington and Nella Addington filed a complaint on June 2 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they negligently manufactured, distributed and sold products containing asbestos fibers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, in July 2014, Donald Addington and Nella Addington first became aware that Donald Addington had developed lung cancer. During the course of his employment, he was exposed to asbestos-containing products. He has suffered physical and mental pain and has become liable for large amounts of money for necessary medical care and treatment. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were readily available and failed to provide adequate warnings of the dangers of being exposed to asbestos-containing products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount in excess of $25,000 per count, plus costs of this suit and all further relief as the court deems just and equitable. They are represented by Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois, and Jason M. Ministrelli and Erik P. Karst of Karst & von Oiste LLP in Houston.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01465

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